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01/31/18 January Blue Print

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Click HERE to read the January 2018 issue of The Blue Print!  J. Hershey is now comprised of three distinct companies, each of which is featured in this issue along with our new website and phone number!

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09/26/17 September Blue Print

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Our September issue of The Blue Print is ready for viewing! Do you know what sets J. Hershey Architecture apart from our competitors? Check out our “Association Projects” section below for some insight! This issue not only highlights our Association projects but also some great design projects our Team is currently working on.

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9/19/17 Association Budgets

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It is that time again where Community Association Boards and Property Managers begin to think about their budgets for next year.  A great article came out recently in the Chicago Tribune talking about the importance of making sure your yearly Association budget is done correctly. It is hard to have an accurate budget without a […]

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9/7/17 Privacy Wall

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We are currently designing repairs to the stucco privacy wall for an Association as shown below in Pennsylvania. The wall stretches approximately 900 feet. Along with the privacy wall repairs we are also redesigning one of the drive entries to include reworking the ingress/egress, adding a “faux” gate house with electronic powered gates and re-configuring […]

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8/29/17 Roofs

posted by Jen

The low slope roof sections at the property shown below were recently re-roofed and unfortunately it now has more leaks than before. We were asked for our expert opinion to evaluate the cause of the current leaks. Note: Unfortunately, professional specifications and construction oversight were not performed prior to our involvement as is often the […]

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8/22/17 CEU Credits

posted by Jen

Are you a Property Manager needing CEU credits but do not have the time to travel somewhere for a class? What if we could bring the class to you? J. Hershey Architecture is certified by CAMICB to provide 1 CEU Credit for Property Managers on the topic of Water Infiltration or Reserve Studies. We can […]

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8/09/17 Caulk

posted by Jen

Caulk is a great product when used properly, but very often it’s use exacerbates the issue rather than correcting it. If you have water infiltration issues please give us a call before attempting to make the repairs.

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08/07/17 Chicago Water Storage Tank

posted by Jen

Due to recent failures of some aging rooftop water storage tanks on historic Chicago buildings, many Associations are choosing to have them removed if no longer in use. This past weekend we performed construction oversight for the removal of the water storage tank shown below. This particular building was built in 1921 and converted to […]

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7/26/17 July Blue Print

posted by Jen

Check out our July issue of the The Blue Print which features an update on John’s recent travels to our Orlando office and an upcoming speaking engagement with CAI Central Ohio! This issue also covers the wide variety of expert services we can offer property managers to simply their lives and be the one-stop firm […]

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7/20/17 Swimming Pool

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In this heat wave a pool is a wonderful amenity. Why not enclose it for use throughout the year. That is what this community Association in Pennsylvania would like to do. For a design consultation with one of our design professionals contact us at www.jhersheyarchitecture.com.

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7/14/17 Florida

posted by Jen

JHA staff had a fantastic time last night attending the CAI Central Florida Meet the Managers Event in Orlando! As a Business Partner we rotated the room every three minutes, networking in a “speed dating” format with Property Managers from over twenty different management companies!

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7/11/17 Erosion

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There is a right way and a wrong way to control erosion along the shoreline of a pond. We were informed this stonework was done only a year ago (probably at a significant cost) and it is already failing. How many problems can you see with this construction?

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7/6/17 Structural Issues

posted by Jen

Do you have a community association with structural issues resulting from poor drainage like the retaining wall in this photo? Have you hired multiple contractors over the years and still don’t have it solved? Send our President, John Hershey, an email at jmh@14.141.175.107 with your questions and let’s work together to solve your water related […]

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7/4/17 Happy 4th of July

posted by Jen

Happy 4th of July from all of us at J. Hershey Architecture! Did you know that on July 13th JHA staff will be attending CAI Central Florida’s Meet the Managers Event? This sold-out, limited seating event gives business partners a chance to sit down and meet one-on-one with property managers in a “speed dating” format. […]

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6/26/17 June Blue Print Newsletter

posted by Jen

J. Hershey Architecture’s June issue of The Blue Print is now ready to view!  This issue includes updates on our association and design projects including an exciting commercial project in northeastern Ohio!

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6/19/17 Repair Projects

posted by Jen

Construction administration for repairs is a service we regularly provide for multi-family Associations. For each Association shown below, we first performed an initial evaluation of their balconies to determine the extent of renovations needed, then created the repair specifications and assisted with the bid process. Contractors were chosen for the repairs and we are now […]

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6/16/17 Design Projects

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Our Residential and Commercial Design Team has been busy designing multiple projects! A snapshot of what they are currently working on includes: 1. Designing a 20’x20′ bonus room with a wet bar for a vacation home just a block away from the shores of Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. 2. Converting an existing 8,000 square foot […]

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6/9/17 Habitat for Humanity

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We are honored to have had the opportunity to create the design drawings for these two Habitat for Humanity homes that will be breaking ground in North Chicago next weekend! J. Hershey Architecture has had a long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity Lake County and we would like to say congratulations to the the James […]

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6/7/17 JHA Team Building Event

posted by Jen

JHA Staff members participated in an off-site team building event yesterday! Along with planning future company goals some fun was had including the “Marshmallow Challenge” as shown below. Teams had to create the tallest structure possible using only 20 pieces of spaghetti, 3′ of masking tape and a small piece of twine. Bill, Jen and […]

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6/5/17 Reserve Study Update

posted by Jen

Has your Community Association had a major capital improvement project completed since its last Reserve Study? We performed a Reserve Study update for this Association after the completion of a re-roofing project so their Reserve Schedule can be updated for greater accuracy. Give us a call for a proposal!

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6/1/17 Masonry Review

posted by Jen

If your property is 40 years old or greater it may need the masonry mortar joints re-pointed. We can prepare scope specifications for the mason so the new mortar closely matches the original unlike the work shown in these photos. Email Jen at jk@14.141.175.107 for a proposal!

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5/31/17 Property Evaluation

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The HOA shown below is newly constructed and has not been entirely transitioned over from the developer. We were asked by the Property Manager to evaluate drainage issues some Homeowners are experiencing in their backyards and provide our expert opinion and recommendations (as necessary) for corrective actions the developer should be taking. If your Association […]

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5/24/17 JHA Reserve Studies

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JHA staff was on-site this week in northern Ohio performing three separate Reserve Study site visits! Each site visit will be followed by an easy-to-read, property specific Report. This Report is an investment for your Association that will serve as a useful reference document for many years. To request a Reserve Study RFP please click […]

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5/2/17 JHA’s May Blue Print

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Click here to view our May issue of The Blue Print where we feature a link to John’s recently published article on water infiltration as well as a snapshot into our current community association and residential design projects!

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5/19/17 Reserve Study Podcast

posted by Jen

J. Hershey Architecture’s President, John Hershey, was recently invited to sit down with Tony Campisi, Executive Director for the CAI Pennsylvania/Delaware Valley, for a Podcast on the importance of having a Reserve Study for your Condominium or Homeowner Association. You can listen to the Podcast by clicking here! Please visit our website at www.jhersheyarchitecture.com and […]

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